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CYPS Registered Practitioner (RMN/MHSW/OT) – Band 5

Job Reference: 327-18-373

2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Shire Hall
£23,023 to £29,608 per annum pro rata

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2gether NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

We have an exciting opportunity within CYPS for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Turn Around for Children Service (TACS) as a Registered Practitioner. We are part of the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and work in close partnership with Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Care Services to deliver an innovative and ground-breaking service. The post is based in Gloucester but operates a county-wide service. We operate a Monday to Friday service.

The service supports families with children under the age of five who have been experiencing neglect due to poor parental mental health, parental substance misuse and other associated factors. The service incorporates the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) for Gloucestershire established in 2013 which was the first FDAC outside of the initial pilot in London. The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC), is a specialist family court.

The court uses a problem solving approach to cases in care proceedings where parental substance misuse is a primary factor in the local authority bringing the case in to proceedings. Parents very often have co-morbid mental health problems. These may be young parents, parents who are care leavers, or who have mental health or substance misuse problems.

As part of your role, you will be expected to deliver intensive, co-ordinated mental health assessments and support using evidence-based interventions and you will be expected to contribute to court reports.

You will be offered encouragement to develop your specialist clinical skills through training, supervision and personal coaching initiatives. As a service we are proud of our strong multidisciplinary ethos and we have robust clinical supervision, workload management and Continuing Professional Development structures in place.

The successful applicant must have the necessary professional qualification, including current registration as outlined in the person specification. All CYPS Registered Practitioners hold a generic job description. Specialist skills and clinical responsibilities related to working within the context of a CYPS/TACS Registered Practitioner will be clearly reflected within a personalised job plan.

The post is 0.7 WTE and will require a flexible and adaptable approach working in a variety of locations, including family homes, and will involve travelling widely within the county.

The 2gether NHS Foundation Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact either Sharon Holmes, Team Manager, on / 01452 328347 or Jane Marriott 01452 328356.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory trainingand post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘2gether NHS Foundation Trust Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.


Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Please be aware that all employees of the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £50 for an enhanced check or £32 for a standard check.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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